King of Jordan leaves Brunei

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday bade farewell to His Majesty King Abdullah II ibni Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who was in the country to attend the opening of the 2009 Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX).

Also present at the airport were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

His Majesty and King Abdullah on Tuesday discussed means to foster bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern, especially those related to the Muslim world, the Jordan Times reported.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the advanced levels of bilateral relations, especially in the economic and commercial fields, underlining their eagerness to further bolster these relations.

Brunei and Jordan have long enjoyed strong bilateral relations and these relations are continually strengthened with both leaders reciprocating visits.

During a four-eye meeting on Tuesday evening, King Abdullah emphasised the importance of intensifying cooperation within the Islamic world to serve the interests of the Muslim nation and enhance its unity and solidarity in the face of various challenges it is facing.

The King of Jordan also briefed His Majesty on the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing efforts to bring about peace and stability by relaunching serious negotiations to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict within a regional context based on the two-state solution.

His Majesty said he appreciated the Jordan King's efforts to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, stressing his country's support for these efforts and determination to foster solidarity among Islamic countries. - Borneo Bulletin (12th August 2009)